Welcome to the OSSD!

The Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) is a unique scientific organization that seeks to enhance knowledge of sex/gender differences by facilitating interdisciplinary communication and collaboration among scientists and clinicians of diverse backgrounds.

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Benefits of OSSD Membership

Among many reasons to join OSSD, here are just a few:

  • Education and networking
  • Discount on annual meeting registration
  • Strong trainee support with numerous travel and poster awards!



OSSD Presidents Message By Liisa Galea, Ph.D.

Liisa Galea PhD is the new Treliving Family Chair in Women’s Mental Health at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Professor in Department of Psychiatry and Pharmacology and Toxicology at University of Toronto, and Lead of the Women’s Health Research Cluster.

Another OSSD meeting is in the books! OSSD, with the help our sponsors, gave out a record 71 awards for trainees to travel to beautiful Calgary in Alberta, Canada. The attendance was fantastic, with over 300 people - but better still, it was a record number of trainees at the conference.   Read More >>